J. Cole’s Childhood Home in North Carolina Vandalized
Fans of J. Cole learned of countless stories from his childhood on the critically-acclaimed 2014 Forest Hills Drive LP. Unfortunately, North Carolina outlets reported the home Jermaine grew up in was defaced this past weekend.
News broke through Twitter when one user uploaded a photo of Cole's former residence. Someone tagged the home with graffiti, writing "J. Cole...Do you even care about the ville" across it. The Twitter user who posted it then proceeded to ask the lyricist "do you bro? @JColeNC."
J. Cole spoke in-depth about his childhood home—which was also featured on the album's cover—during an episode of The Combat Jack Show in early 2015. According to WRAL, Cole had planned to let families move there "very close to rent free", which he disclosed to a podcast in 2015. "Every two years, a new family will move in. Hopefully by the time they leave, they'll be in a much better position than they were when they came," he stated.
The recent incident follows weeks of positive J. Cole news. On April 20 he dropped KOD, one of his most successful albums to date. The LP went gold in less than a month, and has even been celebrated by those who may have taken offense to some of the tracks. Cole has also announced a tour for the project with Young Thug, which will kick off Aug. 9. He'll be holding the first-annual Dreamville festival in his home state on Sept. 15.
Take a look at the damages in question below.
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